I don't chock this up favouritism, but rather incompetence, that is rife within most commissions.
While nowhere near as egregious as Adelaide Byrd's Guillard/Varner 30-27 scorecard for Melvin(who btw, is judging Edgar/Aldo this weekend- YIKES!), I don't know how Clay could justifiably be given all three rounds by an articulate MMA eye.
I'm not a fan of when judges come out to justify their decisions after the fact, because it places further light on how imperfect and incredulous commissions at large are and that these employees can deliver below-par performances in their job and really don't get much discipline for their errors. I mean, how many times has a commission come out AGAINST a scorecard that one of their judges fucked up?
MY MMA RANKINGS
HW Velasquez Cigano Werdum Cormier Bigfoot Barnett Mir Browne
LHW Jones Machida Evans Hendo Davis Goose Teixeira Shogun Mousasi Bader
MW ASilva Rockhold Belfort Weidman Jacare Okami Kennedy Consta Belcher Boetsch
WW GSP Hendricks Condit MacDonald Diaz Maia Fitch Kampmann Ellenberger Pyle
LW Bendo Alvarez Maynard Melendez Thomson J.Miller Diaz Pettis Chandler Grant dos Anjos
FW Aldo Mendes Curran Lamas Frankie Zombie
BW Cruz Barao Fernandes Faber Moraes